Russian Sourced from Anti-Spiegel.ru
Information about the activity of US bioweapons laboratories in Ukraine and documents indicating the preparation of a bioweapons attack on Donbass have been published in Russia.
I have translated the article with information about the US biological weapons labs in Ukraine and the probable preparations for the use of biological or chemical weapons by Kiev that appeared on RIA. Before we get to the translation, I must preface it with some background on the subject for any readers who are new to the anti-mirror.
The fact that the Ukrainian army has bought Turkish Bayraktar-type combat drones and – despite the ban in the ceasefire agreement  – has also deployed them in the Donbass  is known to readers of Anti-Spiegel and has also been proudly confirmed by the Ukrainian army. Ukraine has also negotiated with Turkey to produce under license these drones that were so successful in the last Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
I have also often reported on the bioweapons labs  that the Pentagon operates in Ukraine, which the U.S. refuses to control internationally, and, after the Russian military operation began, I have also questioned  whether and what the Russian army will find in the labs if they fall into Russian hands.
That American reconnaissance and also combat aircraft, as well as American and now Ukrainian drones, patrol the line of contact in the Donbass is also well known and has been sporadically reported even in the mainstream media. In recent weeks, many readers who follow Flightradar have sent me the routes of the aircraft, as they fly (at least in part) with their transponders on and can therefore be tracked on Flightradar.
Since the military operation in Ukraine started, I have asked in several articles (for example here ) what could have been the reason for Russia to become active now of all times. I have drawn the conclusion from what I know that something was being prepared in Ukraine that, from the Russian government’s point of view, posed such a great danger that it saw no other choice but to intervene militarily.
I was thinking primarily of the possible deployment of American (nuclear) missiles in Ukraine, but the article now published at RIA points in a different direction. Of course, I have verified the information mentioned in the article as far as it was possible and as far as it is publicly available. I was able to find reports of the disease outbreaks mentioned in the article in the Ukrainian press, I was able to find the U.S. patents mentioned, and also the correspondence between the Ukrainian and Turkish sides mentioned in the article about equipping Bayraktar drones with containers for spraying aerosols was published (see end of this article).
From what I have been able to verify, the information from RIA’s article is confirmed. When shooting is going on, you can’t blindly believe any side’s reports, so I emphasize so clearly that I have checked the information as much as possible before publishing it. Here now is the translation of the article from RIA .
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The Western-backed Ukrainian regime planned to unleash a biological war against the Russian population in the independent republics of the Donbass. This is evident from documents obtained by the DNR intelligence services shortly before the start of the peacekeeping special operation by the allied forces. The intelligence received a copy of official correspondence between the Ukrainian company Motor Sitsch, which develops and manufactures gas turbine engines for aircraft, and the Turkish company Baykar Makina, which manufactures Bayraktar attack drones.
Ukraine purchased the first six Bayraktar TB2s and ground control systems in January 2019. The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense has expressed a desire to purchase another
48 drones in 2021 and assemble them in Ukraine. Although a ban on the use of drones by the parties to the conflict in the Donbass has been in place since July 2020, the Bayraktar TB2s with payloads of up to 150 kg were sent into combat operations the following spring and began regular flights along the Russian and Donbass borders on reconnaissance and other covert missions.
Late last year, Motor Sitsch began negotiating technical specifications for the Bayraktar Akıncı, a long-range heavy-lift drone with a takeoff weight of 5.5 tons. The payload of the Akıncı combat drone is nearly ten times that of the TB2 model and is 1,350 kg, including 400 kg of internal cargo and 950 kg of external cargo. Motor Sitsch supplied its own AI-450C turboprop engines for this drone.
Motor Sitsch specialists were interested, among other things, in the possibility of incorporating an aerosol spray system with a capacity of more than 20 liters. In aviation, such a device is called an “aerosol dispenser” and represents a thin-walled metal container in streamlined form with a capacity of up to several hundred liters. They are suspended under aircraft or under the fuselage of the aircraft. Aerosol dispensers are used for the sole purpose of deploying chemical or biological weapons.
Aerial dispersal allows an aircraft or drone to cause large-scale contamination of the ground with chemical or biological weapons. When using airborne aerosol dispensers to contaminate an area, the drone flies at a low altitude (up to 100 m) and a fog strip can be seen behind it, slowly settling to the ground. The United States and other NATO countries have such airborne devices in use by the U.S. Bombardment Air Force.
The United States has long been developing biological weapons on Ukrainian territory. Long before the 2014 coup, 15 such facilities had been established, 14 of them in capitals of Ukrainian regions. The largest of these were secret Pentagon laboratories in Odessa, Kiev, Lviv, and Kharkiv. The central reference laboratory in Odessa, opened in 2009, is based on the plague control laboratory of Ukraine’s Mechnikov Research Institute and specializes in human pathogens. The U.S. Department of Defense invested about $3.5 million in the project. In 2010, $1.5 million from the Pentagon was used to open a diagnostic laboratory based on the regional epidemic center in Vinnytsia.
In 2011, work began in Uzhgorod (Zakarpattia diagnostic laboratory, $1.9 million) and Dnipropetrovsk (diagnostic laboratory, $1.9 million and at the State Regional Laboratory of Veterinary Medicine, $1.8 million) and in Simferopol (Republic of Crimea diagnostic laboratory based on the epidemic center’s anti-plague laboratory, about $1.9 million. dollars); in 2012, two laboratories were opened in Lviv ($1.9 million and $1.7 million), one in Kharkiv (over $1.6 million), one in Kiev (over $2.1 million), one in Lugansk (about $1.75 million), one in Kherson (over $1.7 million), and one in Ternopil ($1.75 million), also funded by the U.S. Department of Defense. In 2013, Lviv received the third biolab (located in the Lviv Research Institute of Epidemiology and Hygiene), for which Washington spent more than $1.5 million.
In 2013, the Kharkiv Institute of Experimental and Clinical Veterinary Medicine planned to open the central reference laboratory in Merefa, but this was postponed due to the events on the Maidan. In a 30-kilometer zone in Kharkiv, the Americans wanted to study strains of anthrax, plague, avian flu, foot-and-mouth disease, and other viruses, improve them and make them more pathogenic. The development area bordered a residential area, which caused great resentment among local residents.
The opening of this bio lab network is directly related to the outbreak of infectious diseases in neighboring areas. For example, sometime after the arrival of the U.S. Department of Defense in the Kharkiv region, there were outbreaks of diseases atypical for the region. In January 2016, 20 soldiers died in Kharkiv from a flu-like virus and more than 200 were hospitalized. Two months later, there have already been 364 deaths from the virus across Ukraine.
“The cause is swine flu A (H1N1) pdm09, i.e. the strain that led to the global pandemic in 2009,” a statement by Ukrainian politicians Viktor Medvedchuk and Renat Kuzmin said.
An outbreak of hepatitis A occurred in Kharkiv in the fall of 2017. Similar outbreaks of infection were detected in Zaporozhye, Mykolaiv, and Odessa earlier that year. At the end of 2019, a new outbreak of infectious diseases occurred in the Kharkiv region, this time of meningitis. In the first three weeks of September alone, 29 people have already been diagnosed with the disease. More than half of them were children. At the same time, 44 people have been infected with meningitis in the region since the beginning of the same year. In ten months of 2019 alone, 233 cases of viral hepatitis A were registered in Kharkiv and the region, and 328 cases in the region as a whole.
It is now practically proven that the criminal regime in Kiev has used combat drones to infect the Donbass region. Since October 2021, Bayraktars of the Ukrainian Armed Forces have been continuously flying into the Donbass from the Kulbakino airbase. NATO has also been actively involved in this process. For example, the U.S. Northrop Grumman RQ-4D UAV (registration number 11-2049, call sign FORTE10) has been flying along the line of contact since April 3, 2021. Throughout last year and early this year, U.S. drones flew over the Donbass. Since February 2022, the Northrop Grumman RQ-4B-40 Global Hawk UAV (flight 04-2015, call sign FORTE11) has been operating from Sigonella Air Base in Italy.
George Pearce, an American who spent four years in Afghanistan and two years in Iraq, has serviced such drones.
“In 2008, I worked in Kandahar at the airbase where the Global Hawk was being maintained and repaired. At that time, they just showed up there. We repaired the fiberglass monocoque, serviced the landing gear and other equipment. It happened more than once that they crashed during a mission and we had to reassemble what was left of the wreckage. By regulation, everyone involved in the operation had to wear gas masks and chemical protective suits (HAZMAT). As we were told, this was to protect us from kerosene residue, fiberglass, and the radioactive source onboard. I’m sure that’s nonsense and wasn’t the real reason,” Pearce recounted.
While Pearce has not seen the U.S. equip its drones with aerosol dispensers in Afghanistan or Iraq, he acknowledges the possibility.
In addition to the infectious agent dispersal system for Bayraktars, the U.S. Defense Department has been working on other biological warfare tools.
U.S. military engineers developed and patented in 2015 (U.S. Patent No. 8,967,029, March 3, 2015) an unmanned aerial vehicle for aerial distribution of infected insects that allows infected mosquitoes to be airlifted to a target area and ejected. This has the effect of infecting large numbers of people without risk to U.S. trainers.
Another similar invention is the “unmanned aerial vehicle with a container for chemicals and equipment for generating an aerosol” (U.S. Patent No. 9,062,948, June 23, 2015). Its task is also to spray infectious substances over areas where the Americans conduct their special operations, and there is also the possibility of generating smoke plumes to cover the work of sabotage units.
The timely launch of the peacekeeping special operation in Ukraine was apparently able to prevent, literally at the last moment, the Kiev puppet regime from unleashing a large-scale biological war against the Russian population of the DNR and LNR.
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Finally, I would like to point out that these connections are not yet proof of a planned bioweapons attack. It could also have been a planned attack with chemicals. That Kiev was preparing to use such weapons seems certain to me, because why else would Kiev want to equip the Bayraktar drones with containers for spraying aerosols? That Kiev intended to use Bayraktar drones to spray pesticides over grain fields in support of agriculture seems unlikely.
That Kiev wanted to attach such containers to the drones is confirmed by this published document.
U.S GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON “BIO WEAPONS”
STATE.GOV – On March 9, 2022, the U.S. State Department issued an Official Press Statement refuting all Bio and Chemical Weapons claims made by Russia.
“The Kremlin is intentionally spreading outright lies that the United States and Ukraine are conducting chemical and biological weapons activities in Ukraine. We have also seen PRC officials echo these conspiracy theories. This Russian disinformation is total nonsense and not the first time Russia has invented such false claims against another country. Also, these claims have been debunked conclusively and repeatedly over many years.
As we have said all along, Russia is inventing false pretexts in an attempt to justify its own horrific actions in Ukraine. The United States does not own or operate any chemical or biological laboratories in Ukraine, it is in full compliance with its obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention and Biological Weapons Convention, and it does not develop or possess such weapons anywhere. It is Russia that has active chemical and biological weapons programs and is in violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention and Biological Weapons Convention.
Finally, Russia has a track record of accusing the West of the very crimes that Russia itself is perpetrating. These tactics are an obvious ploy by Russia to try to justify further premeditated, unprovoked, and unjustified attacks on Ukraine. We fully expect Russia to continue to double down on these sorts of claims with further unfounded allegations.”
Read The Full Official Statement here at “State.gov – The Kremlin’s Allegations of Chemical and Biological Weapons Laboratories in Ukraine